Barretts Fall Sale of Yearlings

Hip #11 Cal-Bred filly by Fast Anna - Fusaichi Lady


Hip #12 Cal-Bred colt by Gemologist - Go Get Em Babe


Hip #25 Cal-Bred colt by Mucho Macho Man - Indian Fiesta


Hip #30 Cal-Bred colt by Temple City - Kazuri


Hip #38 Cal-Bred colt by Archarcharch - Lady Gamer


Hip #54 Cal-Bred colt by Mucho Macho Man - Lubava


Hip #76 Cal-Bred colt by Mucho Macho Man - Orbital


Hip #96 Cal-Bred colt by Danza - Runaway Moon


Hip #99 Cal-Bred colt by English Channel - Santa Gertrudis (IRE)


Hip #112 Cal-Bred colt by Karakontie (JPN) - She’s Striking


Hip #169 Cal-Bred filly by English Channel - Wise Impression


Hip #195 Cal-Bred colt by Karakontie (JPN) - Capaz


Hip #197 Cal-Bred colt by Mucho Macho Man - Carmelita


Hip #200 Cal-Bred colt by Lookin At Lucky - C C’s Pride


Hip #214 Cal-Bred colt by Paynter - Creeker’s Surprise


Hip #215 Cal-Bred colt by Goldencents - Crozet

Barretts Select Yearling Sale Photos

Hip #1  colt by Fort Larned - All Luv Me

Hip #6 colt by Paynter - Beauty and Glory

Hip #9 filly by Revolutionary - Bronx Babe

Hip #17 filly by Champ Pegasus - Diva's Tribute

Hip #27 filly by Macho Uno - Fantastic Cousin

Hip #34 filly by Discreet Cat - Hit Squad

Hip #43 colt by New Year's Day - Little Bailey

Hip #48 colt by Data Link - Miss Lavinia

Hip #49 colt by Temple City - Miss Loren (ARG)

Hip #70 filly by Overanalyze - Southern Seed

Hip #77 filly by To Honor and Serve - Sweet Gator Girl

Hip #79 colt by Cairo Prince - Tart's Knickers

Richard Barton wins TOBA Honor

From CTBA:


LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 22, 2018) – The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association named Richard Barton the California Breeder of the Year .

TOBA also announced that eFive Racing, Godolphin, Juddmonte Farm, Rockingham Ranch and the partnership of Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm have been selected as finalists for the TOBA National Owner of the Year.

The TOBA National Owner of the Year will be announced live at the TOBA National Awards Dinner, which will be held on Saturday, September 8 at the Woodford Reserve Club at Kroger Field in Lexington, Ky.

TOBA will also honor breeders from 23 states and Canada.  The National Breeder of the Year and the National Small Breeder of the Year will also be disclosed at the TOBA National Awards Dinner.

Other TOBA national award winners include Win Approval, dam of World Approval, who has been named as the National Broodmare of the Year and Mended, who will be honored as Claiming Crown Horse of the Year, presented by the National HBPA.

The Rood & Riddle Sport Horse of the Year will go to Arglye, owned by Skyeler Voss and owner/breeder George Strawbridge will receive the Robert N. Clay Award, which recognizes a member of the Thoroughbred community who has made an outstanding contribution to preserving land for equine use.

“On behalf of our board of trustees and our members, we congratulate all of the winners of the national and state awards,” said Dan Metzger, president of TOBA.  “They represent excellence in Thoroughbred racing and breeding on both the national level, as well as regionally and TOBA is honored to share their successes with them.”

Tickets to the TOBA National Awards Dinner can be purchased at or by calling Meredith Downey at (859) 276-6793.

A complete list of state winners is as follows:

State Breeders of the Year:

Arkansas: Bill McDowell

California: Richard Barton

Canadian: K5 Stables

Florida: Charlotte Weber/ Live Oak Stud

Illinois: Nancy Vanier

Indiana: Michael E. and Penny S. Lauer

Iowa: Allen Poindexter

Kansas: Lance and Valerie Gabriel

Kentucky: Charles Fipke

Louisiana: Bertram and Richard Klein

Maryland: Howard M. Bender

Massachusetts: Joseph DiRico

Michigan: Lisa Campbell

Minnesota: Curtis Sampson

New Jersey: Isabelle Haskell de Tomaso

New York: Chester and Mary Broman

North Carolina: Nancy Shuford

Ohio: Robin Murphy

Oregon: James and Carol Owens

Pennsylvania: Elizabeth Moran

South Carolina: Franklin Smith Sr.

Texas: Craig Upham

Virginia: Mr. and Mrs. C. Oliver Iselin

Washington: Tim Floyd


Barton-bred Policy Wins in Debut

From Three Chimneys:

Policy repelled a stiff challenge by Feeling Strong deep in the Del Mar stretch to break his maiden by nearly a length in the 5 1/2-furlong affair for 2-year-olds.

The chestnut colt is Strong Mandate's second winner from his first crop of runners. The Three Chimneys stallion has also had some excellent results in the sales ring. His 2-year-olds have averaged $156,050 this year, fourth among all freshman sires.

Policy broke well, but was eased back by red-hot rider Drayden Van Dyke, and was last of eight at the mid-point on the backstretch. Around the turn, he steadily advanced between horses, eventually taking command with less than a furlong to run. The winner dug in gamely to hold off the runner-up, stopping the timer in 1:05.95 on a fast main track.

Policy was a $250,000 purchase by his owners Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and ERJ Racing at the OBS Spring Sale of 2-year-olds in Training in April. Bred by Richard Barton Enterprises, Policy is a half-brother to Sorrento S. (G2) winner Spectator.

Ax Man Cuts Through Competition in Sir Barton

By Meredith Daugherty, The Blood-Horse:

Cutting through dense fog over a sloppy (sealed) track at Pimlico Race Course, 3-year-old Ax Man led at every point of call to snag the May 19 $100,000 LARC Sir Barton Stakes and take home his third win of the season. 

In a portent of things to come, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert and fellow Hall of Famer Mike Smith found themselves in the winner's circle only an hour before the Preakness Stakes (G1) as Patti and Hal J. Earnhardt III's homebred Ax Man proved uncatchable in the 1 1/16-mile test over the Baltimore oval. 

With the field halved by early scratches due to inclement weather, Ax Man broke second from post 4 in a field of six 3-year-olds, charging to the front to set the pace. Title Readymanaged to drive up to his flank but couldn't muster the speed to edge ahead as Ax Man hit the six-furlong mark in 1:11.30.

Turning for home, the bay colt opened up by a length with a strong kick, and he crossed the finish line in a final time of 1:42.53, 6 3/4 lengths ahead of Title Ready. 

"Oh man, he just skipped over it. End of story," Smith said. "He broke sharp and skipped over it, no problem. He's exciting." 

Prince Lucky finished third, followed by Pony UpDream Baby Dream, and Navy Commander.

Sent off as the 1-2 favorite, the winner paid $3.20, $2.40, and $2.20. 

A son of multiple graded stakes winner Misremembered, Ax Man broke his maiden on debut with an easy, 9 1/2-length victory over six furlongs at Santa Anita Park. After running fourth in his next effort and first try in graded company in the San Vicente Stakes (G2), Ax Man rebounded to win a one-mile optional-claiming allowance race by another handy 8 1/2 lengths before heading to Maryland. 

"He was a little anxious when he got up here. He was fine until he got to the paddock, but once he got away from the crowd, he settled down," Baffert said. "It's just a lot of raw talent. … I chose this race just to keep him two turns, ship him, and see how he handles it. We've still got to work on some things. He's still a little young." 

Bred in Kentucky by Hal J. Earnhardt, Ax Man is out of the Flying Chevron mare Shameful, who produced 2007 champion 2-year-old filly and 2008 champion female sprinter Indian Blessing and grade 3 winner Roman Threat, as well as two other stakes winners. Ax Man has a record of 3-0-0 in four starts with earnings of $138,000.

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Cal-bred Brings $250,000 at Ocala

From CTBA:

OCALA, Fla. (Apr. 24, 2018) – A California-bred son of Strong Mandate sold for $250,000 at the OBS April Sale of Two-Year-Olds on Tuesday.

The colt is from the first crop of Strong Mandate, out of the Henny Hughes mare Diva’s Tribute, was bred by Richard Barton Enterprises, consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, agent, and purchased by Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners & ERJ Racing.

He is a half-brother of Spectator, winner of the Grade II Sorrento Stakes at Del Mar and third in the Grade I Del Mar Debutante. The colt worked one-eighth of a mile in :10.1.

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